Noelle Rose Andressen - Professional dancer, choreographer, dance educator, special events producer/presenter and show curator.
Having danced for over 25 years, Noelle first enjoyed a pre-pro dance career in a dance ensemble that toured Southern California. Her education includes: AA Moorpark College; BFA-UNLV; and currently pursuing a MFA. She's studied Horton and Graham techniques; studied at Alvin Ailey NYC workshops/classes during her company’s 2013 tour.
In 2009 she merged dance and her Emmy nominated film-making to form professional, multi-media company: Rubans Rouges Dance. She produces: “Awakenings & Beginnings Dance Festival” at Diavolo Space. This is an annual dance festival that incorporates seasoned professional choreographers who desire to further awaken their craft and present new works; and also for the professional emerging artists who wish to share their artistic beginnings. Other Sold-Out shows includes: Summer Series Showcase, "Red Ribbons & Memories"; "Secrets & The Silent Rose"; Co-produced "UNDRESSED" 2009 at Moorpark's Performing Arts Center and solely produced "Dance Expo 2012, 2013"
She's had the privilege performing and/or presenting her choreography in some of the most prestigious dance festivals in the country and on TV and film including: So Cal Dance Invitational; TriArts Fest; LA Dance Festival; Lula Washington’s Dance Festival; Spector Dance Choreographer’s Showcase; ABC's Modern Family; g.l.a.a.d. Awards; Deda Dance Theatre; TLN cable-network; Mix Match Dance Festival; ADaPT Festival NYC, St. Barbara; IGNITE San Diego; dance film: ENTROPY: Balinale Film Festival and Idyllwild Cinema-Fest; RAW Artists in which she was Nominated Performance Artist of the Year.
She and her dance company are most known for "RED RIBBONS - (Shattered Innocence)". A groundbreaking and controversial dance piece that she first performed in 2008. It depicts how she was sexually abused as a child and how she overcame and turned her tragedy into triumph. Since its first performance in 2008, it has been the flagship in which her dance company is named after. Rubans Rouges is French for Red Ribbons. The Associated Press did a story encapsulating her social mission that uses dance skills and artistry: https://apnews.com/3a2155ec64b14070bfa77a874af0fedc
Mostly seeing herself as a dancer that expresses herself through movement; she shares healing messages of understanding and compassion. Not necessarily defining herself as a choreographer but a story-teller & dancer that uses her life's history as a source of HOPE. Not only does she "write what she knows", but also dances what she has lived through. "How else can I reach people unless I've been there myself. My quest is to touch hearts and share the sublime nature of love. Ultimately, my dance company was formed from a seed of deep LOVE. I want to show others that they too can turn tragedy into triumph and others to be a DanceWarrior. (DanceWarrior is a trademark owned by The Board of Rubans Rouges Dance and its members.)
Another one of her multi-talents in the arts includes film-making in which she received region Emmy nominations for her: writing, music composition & producing and won an EMA Media Award - Las Vegas Media Awards Show. She is also an accomplished seamstress who's had her designs in national magazines such as: Better Homes & Gardens, and on TV: ABC's Extreme Makeover-Home Edition, and has costumed many dance concerts for colleges and university performances.
She has taught intermediate & company ballet, tap, hip-hop and jazz for all ages at Star Dance. She also teaches the art of dance at other dance academies in the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena and St. Clarita. She also teaches workshops in basic Horton technique. She had the privilege of studying under several great teachers/mentors: Patrick Frantz (former premier danseur with Paris Opera Ballet and Artistic Director of La Danserie), Judy Pisarro-Grant (resident choreographer La Danserie), Jamie Nichols (Celebrate Dance) to name a few.
This is her seventh year that she sits as Luminaria Chair for The American Cancer Society's annual event: "Relay for Life" in which she produces an hour long program "Luminaria Ceremony". This program merges: dance, film, performances, and candlelight vigil that helps raise awareness and funds to hep find the cure for cancer.
She continues to do community outreach through inner city programs and charities by donating her time, art and dance teaching to: Thrill the World L.A., One Circle, and American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in which she served and continues to serve as Chair for Luminaria Ceremony. This will be her dance company's third year providing a dance of HOPE "Emergence" for the hour long LUMINARIA Ceremony event. Since 2011, her dance company also helps raises funds every year to support the American Cancer Society for Relay for Life.